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I agree that some form of call screening is needed ... for my mum I simply pay for the Do Not Disturb part of Call Protect and then block ALL calls 24/7 ... then, only numbers on her VIP List are allowed through. I monitor her calls a few times each day and check if there's a new number for e.g. doctors/care/pharmacy etc which I don't know about, and then just add that. So far in 2 years, NO nuisance calls have got to ring her phone, and some have been in the very early hours, and a 95 yr old does not want to be woken from her sleep by these scammers!!!
It would be nice if this part of BT Call Protect could be made free for the very elderly now that she will have to pay for her TV now ... I wonder if the council will reduce her care contributions by the annual TV fee??? Hmm....
I just got this message when trying to add 2 scam Amazon calls today.
So it suggests I delete some numbers. But where do I do that?
Hi @Bowdon ,
Here is a link that shoukd take you to Call Protect :-
Hi @Bowdon ,
For some unknown reason that link, that has taken one direct to Call Protect for several years, did not work this morning.
However, it does take you security and if you scroll down you will vee Call Protect where you manage things as you require.
Annoying that I can't dial in to my mum's phone 250 miles away which I manage to hear her junk calls in case I have blocked something I should not have!!! I block everything until I know it's a legit number. I think she had 19 calls on day about COVID (as she was in hospital during the shutdown of the W-s-M hospital, and the calls were just after she had been discharged), but they all went to voicemail and I have no way of checking if hey were legit. They were from a local number - I might see one or two from the same number, but not that many! Luckily, she did not catch it in hospital ... and still is plodding on at 95!
After a hell of a long time, I finally managed to solve this issue.
1} Log into MyBT.
2} Click on 'Your products'.
3} Find 'Landline', and click on 'Manage'.
4} Find 'BT Call Protect', and click on 'Manage'
5} Find 'Your Blacklist' and click on 'Manage'.
6} Click on 'Show all numbers'
7} On each number, there is a box on the right hand side saying 'More'. Click on this, then 'Delete', and then 'Yes'.
The most annoying thing about this, is that the oldest blocked numbers are at the bottom, and every time you delete a number, the list returns to the top. I found that if I put the cursor on the extreme lower right of the screen, then hold down the left mouse button, you would rapidly drop to the bottom of the list.
Why has the total number of calls sent to voicemail been reset? Why are you hiding the true nature/volume of these nuisance calls?
Mine now says 52 calls sent to voicemail ... I know that from my logs, I do it every day, the total calls sent to voicemail,
from 23rd July 2018 to today is: 1232 !!
The graph starting in March (i.e. COVID zero) shows a dramatic fall in scam/junk call numbers as the Asian call centres got sick! Graph is weekly calls ... The highest bar in this graph is 15 calls in the week. Rob.